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Mon, Jul. 7th, 2008, 10:56 pm
El Jaripeo, Again

Contemplating the sign on the side of the El Jaripeo taco stand where I ate sopes last week, I realized that the address references not the stand itself, but a restaurant around the corner on 3500 South.  Assuming I knew the neighborhood pretty well, I thought there was nothing there, but when I bicycled over on Monday, I found the sit-down El Jaripeo at the far end of an improvised Latino mall partitioned out of an old warehouse.  The dining room was not at all fancy, but the tables were covered with bright Mexican cloth, and the service from a young man in boots, black jeans, and a Slayer t-shirt  was solicitous and friendly. Chips and thin citrus-tanged salsa came right away.  I wanted a steak dish so ordered bistek encebollado, which turned out to be skirt steak, tender and tasty but without much spice, with sauteed onions, rice, refried beans, and 3 freshly made corn tortillas in a straw basket on the side. 

This meal was not spectacular, but it was well-prepared and presented with solid flavors throughout.  I'll go back to El Jaripeo to try the moles and other tipicos platos Oaxaceños on their menu.

Wed, Jul. 9th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)

Any restaurant where Slayer T-shirts are the service uniform deserves at least one return visit.


Wed, Jul. 9th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)

I think he's just a guy who likes Slayer (and who doesn't) who works in his family's restaurant.

Tue, Jul. 15th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): hmm...

... i think i'll have to try this place. the last time i went to te el jaripeo stand i had to tell my kids to 'get down' (we hadn't parked yet) as the cops shot a jewelry thief with a hostage in the same parking lot.

it says a lot for the food that we waited a little while in the relative safety of the sonic dining area before we walked over, ordered and ate our tacos & sopes. :|

Fri, Jul. 18th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
bigulgy: Re: hmm...

Yeah, it ain't the Log Haven...

Sat, Jan. 24th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): this restaurant has moved

It's now on 1259 S Redwood Road.

I just wrote a review of it referencing yours at : http://www.slctacos.com